Zuckerberg's visit is a validation for betting big on Nigeria's tech industry (Video)

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Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 
Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has had a busy time, so far, in Lagos. He visited the Co-Creation Hub (Cc Hub), Nigeria’s leading technology incubator-turned-accelerator in Lagos’ Yaba neighborhood, a Silicon Valley-style ground zero. While there he watched kids code and met with start-up founders. He’s visited Andela, a coding start-up backed by Chan Zuckerberg Institute, the foundation he started along with his wife, Priscilla Chan. He’s even gone on for a jog on Lagos’ popular Lekki Ikoyi bridge.

For many tech savvy Nigerians, his visit is an epochal moment in the evolution of the local tech ecosystem and serves to validate the work put in by founders and facilitators over the past decade.

Read more: Zuckerberg in Nigeria: The Facebook founder’s visit is a telling signal to the world and those betting big on the Nigerian tech industry — Quartz

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